Hard Time Installing Packages.
I am having a very hard time installing packages in Linux. I got a simple package of the type tar.gz. The first step went very well, I opened the archive with the tar command. When I went to configure, there were no ReadMe or Install Files in the directory of this package. So I tried the ./configure command. The message said bad command.
The config files in the directory were of a different format such as config.in and config.h.in etc., So I tried also similar related commands such as ./config.in and the same error message bad command was got.
How can I install this package ? It is just a simple program for post it notes. Moreover, I would apprecite links to some good sites that explain how to install packages in general.
Vijay :newbie: :confused: :Pengy:
it could be that the configure file is in some other directory in this package.
you could try finding it by using
find /where/the/file/is -name 'configure'
or there could be a .bin executable or something like setup. Sometimes you don't have to execute a configure file.
I don't know...
hope this helps.
trickyid has done thread explaining how to install programs from source
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